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46th “Union Street Festival” Kicking-off Summer in the City (June 1-2)

Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Union Street (Gough to Fillmore) | Union Street and Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

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46th “Union Street Festival” Kicking-off Summer in the City (June 1-2)

Experience the undiscovered. Tucked behind buildings. And hidden in conversation. Perched atop roofs. And sizzled in woks. The kind that unlocks something new in you. Dream a little. Immerse. Explore. Discover the magic within Union Street Festival.

The Union Street Festival returns to the historic and charming Cow Hollow neighborhood on June 1-2, 2024 for its 46th year.

Union Street Festival
June 1-2, 2024
– 11a-7p Saturday
– 10a-6p Sunday
Union Street between Gough and Fillmore, SF
FREE

– Live Music and DJs throughout the Event
Saturday Main Stage Lineup: Lyrah, Mint, Dougie Poole, Sean Carscadden Trio, Skinny Hendrixx and the Earthtones
– Sunday Main Stage Lineup: Chokecherry, Sour Widows, New Diplomat, False Bottom Band
– DJs All Weekend: Rhett Music, Cilla, Neptune Pacific Art Car and DJ Dancepark Collective
– 140 of West Coasts Top Artists, Designers and Craftmakers
– Over 20 of the Bay’s Best Food Trucks
– Refreshing Craft Cocktails, Seasonal Beer, Wine, Spiked Seltzer, Watermelon Mint Cooler
–Non Alcoholic Cocktails and Drinks From The New Bar
– Collaborative Paint Temple
– Miramar Events/Canvas Occasions Take 5 Lounge Space
– Facepainting, henna art, robotics demos and kids friendly vendors
– Exciting sponsor activations featuring WhistlePig interactive space with Whiskey and Waffle samples
Underwood Wine Waiters Race (Sunday at noon)
Live Mural Painting All Weekend by Francisco Franco
– Limited Edition Event T-Shirts With Live Screeprinting by San Franpsycho

Get ready to kick-start your summer in the heart of the city with two days of feel-good vibes and unforgettable attractions. The Main Unity Stage will be showcasing up and coming musicians including Lyrah, the headliner for Saturday, who was featured on Spotify’s top 50 most viral musicians in 2024 in February.

Discover handcrafted arts and crafts from West Coast’s top designers, indulge on the Bay Area’s best food trucks and vendors, and sip while you stroll enjoying handcrafted cocktails and top shelf beer, wine, spiked seltzer and non-alcoholic drinks including Watermelon Mint Cooler.

But that’s not all – leave your mark at the interactive paint temple, and enjoy an array of family-friendly entertainment and vendors. Best of all, this festival is completely free to attend, a smoke-free event, and a welcoming space for all.

Waiters Race (Sunday, June 2nd at Noon)

Don’t miss the iconic Waiters Race that’s been thrilling crowds for over two decades. The showdown begins on the corner of Webster St. and Union St. to see which team has the skill to take home the title.

Teams of 3 will race 100 feet up and down the street with a serving tray and drink in a relay format. Each relay teammate will add an additional drink to their serving tray with the last relay teammate with 3 drinks on their tray.

The team that completes the race fastest will proceed to the next heat and have the chance to take home the title.

Getting There

Rideshare / Taxi
The festival’s designated ride share and taxi drop-off/pick-up location is at the southeast corner of Fillmore and Union Streets.

Bike Parking
Avoid the traffic and ride your bike! Free centrally located and highly visible bicycle parking racks will be set up on Buchanan and Union Streets. Please bring your own lock.

Parking
There is no dedicated onsite parking available, and we highly recommend use of public transportation or ride sharing. If you need to drive to the event there are three nearby parking garages we recommend:

Marina Middle School (School Fundraiser) – 10 minute walk to event edge
3500 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA

Marina Middle School Fundraiser Parking – enter at 1701 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA
Book before May 31st and get $5 off! $30 all day for prebooking ($35 at the door)
– Saturday Parking (Open from 10:00 am – 7:30 pm / No In & Out):  Book Saturday Now
– Sunday Parking (Open from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm / No In & Out):   Book Sunday Now

Lombard Street Garage – Lot #202 – 8 minute walk to event edge
2055 Lombard St., San Francisco CA 94123

Pierce Street Garage – Lot #206 – 10 minute walk to event edge
3236 Pierce St, San Francisco, CA 94123

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app.

To reserve your parking spot for the San Francisco Union Street Festival visit the San Francisco Union Street Festival SpotHero Parking Page.

The free-admission festival, a benefit for the non-profit Union Street Association, is a smoke-free event and a welcoming space for all.

 

 

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Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, In Person, Live Music, San Francisco, Shopping & Fashion, Sponsored, Top Annual Events
Address: Union Street and Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

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